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Free Lunchtime Concert: Emily Sun (Violin) & Ashley Fripp (Piano)

Monday 19 August 2019

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Representing the Royal Over-Seas League


Beethoven – Sonata for Violin No 3 in E flat
Strauss – Sonata for Violin in E flat

Emily Sun Violin
Ashley Fripp Piano


Australian violinist Emily Sun is rapidly gaining international recognition as a rising soloist. She was recently named the 2018 ABC Australian Young Performer of the Year and was awarded the Gold Medal and Commonwealth Musician of the Year at the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition UK – the first violinist to win the award since 1981.

In the next season, Emily will return to perform with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Royal Wallonie as well as a debut with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Recent highlights have included an acclaimed China orchestral debut with the Qingdao Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Tan Dun, debuts at Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Moscow Tchaikovsky Great Hall, and an invitation to perform Bach’s Double Violin Concerto with Maxim Vengerov at Buckingham Palace in the presence of HRH Prince of Wales. Emily is the ABC Artist-in-Residence and BBC Introducing Artist. Emily’s debut album will be released on the ABC Classics label in 2020.

British pianist Ashley Fripp has performed extensively as recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Africa and Australia in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls. Highlights include the Carnegie Hall, Musikverein, Concertgebouw, the Philharmonie halls of Cologne, Paris, Luxembourg and Warsaw, the Bozar, the Royal Festival, Barbican and Wigmore Halls.

He has won prizes at more than a dozen national and international competitions, including at the Hamamatsu (Japan), Birmingham and Leeds International Piano Competitions, the Royal Over-Seas League Competition, the Concours Européen de Piano (France) and the coveted Gold Medal from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. In 2013, Ashley won the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ highest award, The Prince’s Prize was chosen as a ‘Rising Star’ by the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO). He has also performed in the Chipping Campden, Edinburgh, Brighton, Bath, City of London and St. Magnus International Festivals as well as the Oxford International Piano Festival and the Festival Pontino di Musica.

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